It’s simply common sense. Fly El Al sometime—they already do this.
I can see both your and his point. However, the first thing I thought when I read the headline was that this could quickly morph into something like China’s “social credit” system.
The short answer is political correctness.
After Sept 11th, our government officials wanted to bend over backwards to prove that we weren’t discriminatory against Muslims. So we decided to thoroughly search everyone, so then CAIR and other Muslim groups couldn’t accuse us of discrimination.
We aren’t allowed to say that some young Muslim man from another country is a higher risk than a little old lady. We have been compelled to say that everyone is an equal risk to hijack a plane or set our shoes or underwear on fire.
Mostly sounds reasonable but I fear abuse from the likes of Google deciding who is the risk.
Did the 9/11 hijackers buy their tickets the morning of the flights or previously?
Behavioral profiling is better.
Daters are already interested in your credit score. Censors would love a social score, and now some pinhead suggests we all, in a kumbaya moment, just merrily accept one more ASSIGNED score!! And yeah, it could be turned around, depending who is doing the turning, government, business, or that redhead you have fallen for!!
The TSA isn’t running a casino.
Everyone needs to be screened, efficiently, everytime.
Have a service pick up your luggage and have it screened in advance if you don’t want to wait at the airport.